We are so glad you stopped by today, it's Pinspiration Friday!
Every day, we scour the Internet for inspiring MME projects. We find your work on your blogs, through our FB page,and in online galleries. We pin the ones that inspire us most!
Then once a month we challenge our designers to use one of your creations as inspiration for a layout or card.
This month Danni and Tina are joining us. Here's what they came up with. Enjoy and have a lovely, creative day!
Inspiration Piece: Megan Smith
Supplies: Cut and Paste-Presh: Trendy, Awed and Amazed patterned papers, layered stickers, enamel dots, decorative brads
Danni says: I was so inspired when i found this gorgeous pin from Megan. She created an incredibly eye-catching card with her simple, yet fun design and awesome color palette. I love how she used the gorgeous enamel dots (you know I'm obsessed), rounded corners and fun focal.
On my card, Hooray, I chose to stay pretty true to her overall design and focal location as well as the rounded corners and amazing enamel dots.
I love, love, love the new Cut and Paste Presh line and was excited to pull it out and use it on this card. I adore the layered stickers with the vellum, the gorgeous enamel dot colors and awesome brads.
Step 1: Cut block of "Trendy" patterned paper slightly smaller than 4 x 6 card size (this will become your card front, do not adhere to card yet, we will work with a card front, then adhere at the end)
Step 2: Adhere block of "Amazed" patterned paper to "Trendy" block (I cut mine 3 x 3 3/4", but a smaller block would also work)
Step 3: Cut strip of "Awed" patterned paper (I cut mine 1/2" by 3 3/4"), adhere and then stitch (if desired)
Step 4: Adhere "Hooray" Decorative brad
Step 5: Adhere floral layered stickers, enamel dots and button
Step 6: Adhere card front to 4 x 6 cardstock card
These steps could be repeated several times using various decorative brads and layered stickers to make a few cards to have on hand in no time at all.
I had a ball creating this card...thanks so much for the inspiration Megan!
Inspiration Piece: Virginia Fynes
Supplies: Find Your Wings & Fly-Up & Away:Always paper,Chipboard Accessories, Layered Stickers,Decorative Tape,Stamps, Enamel Dots:Find Your Wings & Fly-Sky's The Limit, Stamps;Misc:Clipboard: Staples Stencils: Crafters Workshop
Paint: Distress Paint Gesso: Liquetex Ink: Ranger Stamp: Kaisercraft Adhesive: American Crafts (tape runner), Imaginisce (foam tape)
Tina says: Pinspiration Fridays are one of my favorite monthly segments here on the MME blog! I love seeing the amazing inspiration from all of our cyber space friends and I love the challenge of using one of the MME pins as inspiration for a new project.
Today, I was inspired by this awesome altered clipboard wall decor by Virginia Fynes.All I have to say is...WOW! These are incredible. I love seeing normal, everyday objects altered into works of art and Virginia knocked this one out of the park.
For my project, I choose to use Virginia's concept of an altered clipboard, but grunge it up a bit.
(Note: Before I started my project, I removed the clip from the clipboard, so it would be easier to adhere the paper and embellishments to the board. You can re-attach the clip to the board with 'pins', but mine is purely for decoration, so I just glued mine back on. )
I started with Find Your Wings and Fly, Up & Away, Always paper and adhered it to the clipboard with Matte Medium. Once it was dry, I began 'grunging up' the board with ink, paint, stamps, and stencils.I layered the 'grunge' around the board and added layered stickers and chipboard embellishments for more fun! I also stamped several balloons on patterned paper and adhered them to the clipboard with foam squares.
I am really pleased with how the altered clipboard turned out and it was such a fun, happy project!
Thank you Virginia for providing your amazing Pinspiration! Next time you are looking for an inexpensive project, find a common household item and alter it!